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indicate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to show (point out, demonstrate, express, or suggest)
  • I said angrily—indicating, of course, how much I cared.
    p. 229.1
  • Some said it was how it made the sagamore feel to give up all that land—to have his arms cut off—and others pointed out that earlier "marks" made by Watahantowet revealed that the figure, although armless, held a feather in his mouth; this was said to indicate the sagamore's frustration at being unable to write.
    p. 10.7
  • Chocorua was our first indication of how much snow there would be where we were going, but there's more visible activity around a lake than there is on a mountain—and so we would sometimes "opt for Ossipee," as Mother and I described our decision.
    p. 53.8
  • She agreed to be in only one play under Dan's direction, and I think she agreed only as an indication of her commitment to their prolonged courtship, and only if Dan was cast opposite her—if he was the leading man—and if he was not cast as her lover.
    p. 101.5
  • And then there followed a period of time in which she scrutinized my face—for any telltale indication of the race of my missing male ancestor, I would guess.
    p. 113.1
  • Owen's suit was creased—just above the cuffs of his trousers and at the wrists of his jacket sleeves, indicating that his suit had been let down; but the sleeves and trousers had been "let down" so little, Owen appeared to be growing at the rate of an underfed tree.
    p. 123.9
  • Mr. Fish gave no indication that he was even slightly troubled by his hypocrisy on this issue—for surely old Sagamore would roll over in his grave to hear his former master espousing canine restraints of any kind; Sagamore had run free, to the end.
    p. 180.2
  • This was a further indication to my grandmother that Lydia's senility was in advance of her own.
    p. 207.2
  • There was no manifestation of contemporary culture that did not indicate to my grandmother how steadfast was the nation's decline, how merciless our mental and moral deterioration, how swiftly all-embracing our final decadence.
    p. 264.6
  • I thought it would hurt Dan to know that he wasn't enough of a father to me—for wouldn't he interpret my curiosity regarding my biological father as an indication that he (Dan) was less than adequate in his adoptive role?
    p. 367.2
  • "The weeds have changed, the algae have changed, you can't catch the pike you used to—and one otter hasn't killed all these clams!" he said, indicating the shells.
    p. 431.6
  • It sounded like something Colonel Eiger would have said to him; probably the colonel thought it was a further indication that Owen was a wimp—that he didn't drink.
    p. 470.6
  • Under the big pot of water for the pasta, Owen turned the flame on—as if the sounds of Hester's dry heaves in the bathroom were an indication to him that her appetite would be returning soon.
    p. 480.6
  • No traffic passed us in either direction, and the dark fir trees that towered on either side of the border indicated no special respect for national boundaries.
    p. 500.2
  • On his left sleeve was a patch indicating his post, and on each shoulder epaulet was a brass bar signifying that he was a second lieutenant; on each collar was the brass U.S. insignia and the red-and-blue-striped silver shield of his branch: the Adjutant General's Corps.
    p. 506.8
  • ...me that the miracle of Owen Meany's voice speaking out in the vestry office—not to mention the forceful revelation of my mother's "murder weapon," the "instrument of death"—was not so much a demonstration of the power of God as it was an indication of the power of the subconscious; namely, the Rev. Mr. Merrill thought that bath of us had been "subconsciously motivated"—in my case, to use Owen Meany's voice, or to make Mr. Merrill use it; and in Mr. Merrill's case, to confess to me...
    p. 553.7
  • This marginalia was not emphasized; in no way had he indicated that this was a message for me—but certainly, I thought, he must have remembered that time when he'd sat at Mr. Merrill's desk, talking to Dan and me and opening and closing the desk drawers, without appearing to notice the contents.
    p. 567.7

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